[INDOLOGY] 150th Birth Anniversary of Moriz Winternitz (2013-2014)!

Dr. Debabrata Chakrabarti dchakra at hotmail.de
Mon Jan 13 23:32:25 EST 2014


Dear Professor Salomon,Richard Salomon: rsalomon at u.washington.eduThank you very much for your letter. I read also the following review on appreciative terms:Joachim Friedrich Sprockhoff, (Witten a. d. Ruhr), Anmerkungen zu kleinen Schriften von Moriz Winternitz, WZKS 39 (1995), (pp. 5-14),  P. 13 I am giving you the remarks of Syed Muztaba Ali, a prolific writer of Bengal - who studied at Santiniketan when Winternitz taught there. Ali wrote later in 1961:“Winternitz, as I came to know him accorded perfectly with the author I encountered in his writings, and they drew everybody’s attention. In his History of Indian Literature he gives us the quintessence of all the best books of the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Rāmāyaṇa and the Mahābhārata, the six schools of philosophy, and provides the kernel of the philosophy of Śankara, Rāmānuja, adding his own commentary. The skill he has shown at the time of presenting the quintessence is completely unparalleled and unequalled. It is my strong conviction that the sage Vyāsa, if he happens to appear in person, would be unable to detect any important missing factor in those summaries.” Could you send me your review of Kleine Schriften? RegardsDebabrata Chakrabartidchakra at hotmail.de 





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Anandamayi Ma 

“Inside
every human being there exists a special heaven, whole and unbroken.” -
Paracelsus







> Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:46:43 -0800
> From: rsalomon at u.washington.edu
> To: indology at list.indology.info
> CC: r-rdushman at comcast.net
> Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] 150th Birth Anniversary of Moriz Winternitz	(2013-2014)!
> 
> I would like to add my name to the list of admirers of Moritz 
> Winternitz. In reviewing some years ago his Kleine Schriften (ed. H. 
> Brinkhaus; JAOS 114 (1994): 117-8) I came to be aware of his enlightened 
> attitudes (he was, for example, said to have been an early champion of 
> the rights of women) as well as his amazing erudition. I hope that a 
> suitable celebration can be arranged.
> 
> Rich Salomon
> 
> On 1/10/2014 8:27 PM, Dr. Debabrata Chakrabarti wrote:
> > Dear List Members,
> >
> >
> >                      Moriz Winternitz (1863-1937)
> > I would like to inform the list members that this year marks the 150th
> > birth anniversary of Moriz Winternitz. Winternitz was born at Horn in
> > Lower Austria on 23rd December 1863. An avid German Indologist he was a
> > professor of Indology and Ethnology at the Charles University of Prague.
> > He is known to us not only that he authored the three volume History of
> > Indian Literature, but that he was the second visiting professor at
> > Santiniketan (1922-23) and importantly, a great friend of Rabindranath.
> > He wrote a book on Tagore's Religion and World Vision.
> > His birth anniversary is going to be celebrated this year in his
> > hometown Horn. I went there in 2011 to discover in this small town a
> > closed down Jewish Cemetery (Winternitz was a Jew), where I had the
> > opportunity to identify Winternitz’s parents’ graves. After this the
> > town authority renovated the cemetery, and planned to set up a stone
> > plaque in their museum which was formerly the school where Winternitz
> > read in.
> > I also spoke to our Indian Ambassador in Prague last November 2013 in
> > Prague, who also promised to celebrate his birth anniversary.
> > The Asiatic Society, Kolkata is supposed to arrange a lecture on him
> > very soon.
> > I wonder if any institution or groups decide celebrating his 150th birth
> > anniversary any time during 2013-2014.
> > Regards
> > Debabrata Chakrabarti
> >
> >
> >     For his biography see:
> >     http://www.grieb.org/debu/download/M_Winternitz.pdf
> >
> >     Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moriz_Winternitz
> >
> >     For his books see my website: www.grieb.org/debu
> >     <http://www.grieb.org/debu>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >     “This body is like a musical instrument; what you hear depends upon
> >     how you play it.” – Anandamayi Ma
> >
> >     “Inside every human being there exists a special heaven, whole and
> >     unbroken.” - Paracelsus
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> 
> Richard Salomon
> Department of Asian Languages and Literature
> University of Washington, Box 353521
> Seattle WA 98195-3521
> USA
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